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La carne de René Virgilio Piñera

La carne de René

Virgilio Piñera

Published
ISBN : 9788483101506
Paperback
232 pages
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About to become 20, Renes father sends him to a peculiar school where instead of cultivating the spirit, the students learn to castigate the flesh. This cruel apprenticeship is more akin to torture than to education and culminates in a grotesqueMoreAbout to become 20, Renes father sends him to a peculiar school where instead of cultivating the spirit, the students learn to castigate the flesh. This cruel apprenticeship is more akin to torture than to education and culminates in a grotesque initiation rite from which Rene manages to escape. From then on, in a society driven by flesh as a source of pleasure and of pain, he has to live on the run, both from the legacy of his father and the followers of the Society for the Harassment of the Flesh, and from the charms of Mrs. Perez and her weird friends. That will go on until Rene learns to accept his individual physical nature and to feel comfortable with his own flesh, only then will he be able to come to terms with his father and with himself.